Press Release: Launch of Volume Two


Voices of women in law at McGill will be heard again soon!

Launch of the second annual publication of student magazine for women this April

Montreal, March 31, 2014 — Students at the Faculty of Law at McGill University will launch the second annual edition of the student magazine Contours: Voices of Women in Law on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. This non-profit publication showcases the original written and artistic work, in French and English, of women students and faculty members on the topic of women and the law.

Contours: Voices of Women in Law was conceived in September 2012 by first-year students at the Faculty of Law as a platform or ‘space’ for work created solely by women. Its inaugural issue was launched in April 2013. Our second annual issue focuses on the broad theme of “values” and features an interview with the Honourable Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, retired justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. It also contains 22 other written and artistic contributions by students and faculty, including interviews, personal reflections, art, argumentative articles and journalistic pieces.

Contours has become an important place for diverse expression by women at the faculty. As student contributor Rosel Kim commented, “It’s important for us to show the mulitiplicity in our experiences and points of view, while maintaining a sense of community.” Professor Shauna Van Praagh, a contributor to both our 2013 and 2014 issues, adds, “As one of the women professors of law at McGill, I’m honoured to participate in a project that reflects a diverse spectrum of women’s stories, voices, experiences, preoccupations, and visions.”

Contours is funded entirely by the Dean’s Discretionary Fund for student projects and the Law Students’ Association at the McGill Faculty of Law. Copies will again be provided free of charge to members of the McGill Faculty of Law community and to anyone who attends the launch on a first come, first served basis. Contours is also published onlineon our website at, with the 2014 version becoming available as of April 8.

What: Launch of the second annual edition of Contours: Voices of Women in Law
When: Tuesday, April 8, 201412:30 – 2:30 PM
Where: Atrium of the Faculty of Law, McGill University3644 Peel Street, Montreal QC H3A 1W9



Erin Moores

Editing team, Contours